November 1, 2020 Subject:
Thirty-Seventh Days Between
37/41: Corrina (10:55) -> Drumz (18:03) -> Easy Answers (6:47) -> Days Between (11:38) -> NFA.
Short, fairly sweet first set with Garcia on classics Peggy-O, Loose Lucy, and the '95 gem, Visions of Johanna. (Though we should note that it debuted in '86, played on 3/19 and 4/22, before returning nearly a full decade later on 2/21/95. Played 8x in GD History.)
Down and dirty wailing Garcia groove on Corrina at around 4:00 mins. Fleeting, though, doesn't return next solo, neither later in the show. Very '95 second set. Samba, then the whole jam sequence from Unbroken through Drumz to Easy Answers->Days Between. Old school U.S. Blues encore. Not their finest, but still Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. *Also a rare first set Visions, which I'll take any day, together with the Days Between.
October 16, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
April 8, 2015 Subject:
Why all the vitriol?
I'm listening to the show on its 20th Anniversary and, yeah, it may not have been the greatest show but it was far far far from the worst that I witnessed in my 144 seen/heard between '88>'95. Jerry may not have been at his sharpest but if nothing else to my ears he sang as beautifully and soulfully as he could at that point and I certainly thought he poured his heart out in '95. Though it was the end of Spring tour I felt like this show played more like a leisurely outdoor Summer tour show in comparison to the rest of the indoor venues played beforehand.
And with that being said it was a perfectly beautiful April afternoon/evening in Florida. I had a really good time at this show and took it as a big ole' party. There was no reason to go deep space, it was Florida and traditionally from what I had observed from the Florida shows attended from '89 thru this one there were too many local casual fans that would have had the crap spooked out of them (see Miami Arena 10/26/89 during the Dark Star, the band literally had hundreds running out during it as they descended into the darkness, no joke!).
So I had no problem with either the setlist or the general execution of it. Felt all the selections were where they were supposed to be. Remember the Peggy-O to be tender, the Loose Lucy loose enough, the Visions visionary in its placement. Eyes was a beautiful way to open a 2nd set. Loved the Midi Jerry solo mid-Saint and by this point had accepted Samba as a necessary evil, the price of doing business with the GD post-Brent. Unbroken Chain was and is Unbroken Chain, 'nuff said. I'm personally a huge Corrina fan and this one had me hopping even if nobody else wanted to join me. Post drums was highlighted by Jerry's Days Between, to my ears the last great epic Garcia/Hunter song.
I thought this show had more than enough redeeming qualities to have made it a worthwhile enough show to have traveled from NYC for another annual vacation down in FL. I learned a lesson in life from them early on which seems to apply a lot to this show based on all the reviews I read for this show on this great site: It was a lot of folks 1st or 1 of only a few attended in their lifetimes. And to them it meant the world to see them (alive). I've walked out of shows scratching my head while others danced out in joy. As different as every GD show was was as different the experience was to the individual.
April 8, 2015 Subject:
Don't blame Phil
Listen to FURTHUR play UNBROKEN and compare it to this version. I will take FURTHUR any day.
February 19, 2011 Subject:
Searhing for the Sound...
To this day I kick myself for missing this show. I was living in Sarasota at the time (only an hour's drive to Tampa) but reports from "the front" had been so awful and that Jerry was in such bad shape that I decided to skip it. (After all, there was always next year, right ?) So, I missed the same band that I had driven 1000's of miles to see that was playing an hour from my house. Missing, "Visions" and "Unbroken Chain" in the process. Dumbest move I ever made.
February 18, 2011 Subject:
Corrina is Funky?
While people may think Corrina is funky (it does have a funky type beat) I thought the tune was terrible. So was Easy Answers. Weir's last handful of songs really stunk. Those songs really made me realize how good tunes like "Feel Like A Stranger" and "Lost-->Saint" were (just to name a few). Compared to Corrina and Easy Answers they were masterpieces.
February 18, 2011 Subject:
One of the better ones
Attended most of the shows on the spring 95 tour, my personal nostalgia tour as I was coming off a five year break. Sad to see the band had deteriorated so profoundly. That being said, this show was the finale of the tour and actually one of the better one IMO. Mostly tight playing, nice exploratory interludes, and strong ballads.
Little did I know, this would be the last time I would see Jerry alive.
There's no sense rating this with frivolous stars. Give a listen if you enjoy the era, good sounding recording.
April 4, 2010 Subject:
Really an important one for me personally as the South Florida dead-head community had lost a dear friend in Tina Cohen Posner (RIP) just a few days/weeks earlier. This show, especially the Visions of Johanna and Unbroken Chain were very healing for me personally.